What is BehindTheBeat?
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These finely edited features present the music and voices of artists discussing their songs, their sounds, their bands, their lives and their creative influences.
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Now with over 2,500 audio segments bringing music fans, musicians and music closer together.
- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
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Black Kold Madina is Kim Rivers Roberts, a New Orleans native who is one of the city’s rap artists. Roberts lost nearly all of her music in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but recovered a half-dozen tracks from different points in … Continue reading
Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman has recorded four concertos in his captivating neo-baroque style. He deftly mixes Western and Middle Eastern melodies, solo and ensemble playing and intriguing instrumentation. The works, expertly performed by the Metropolis Ensemble, showcase a gifted young … Continue reading
Tigress, or Leslie Chain, is an Ohio-based multi-media writer and performer whose music is inspired by her family and animals. Her musical style draws on her background in the theater. Whether writing about pets lost after New Orleans was flooded … Continue reading
Meghan Kabir is a young singer-songwriter with a powerful and passionate voice. In this demo, produced by Matchbox Twenty’s Kyle Cook, she showcases her voice and writing in various pop styles, although it is her singing and lyrics with their … Continue reading
Trevor Menear is a Chicago-based guitarist-singer-songwriter who studied jazz but is drawn to blues-inflected rock and soul. He writes energetic songs whose lyrics ponder the world while his guitar is makes strong statements about it. Menear has a flair for … Continue reading
Hayley Taylor is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter who writes reflective folk-rock songs. Her EP, "Waking," showcases a talented singer backed by notable musicians who create a lush backdrop to songs about hope, disappointment and accepting one’s fate. Talyor’s "Waking" present … Continue reading
Lee Johnson is an accomplished composer-conductor who was not a follower of the Grateful Dead. But a friend in Atlanta’s concert community convinced him to score an orchestral tribute. A decade later, the twelve-movement score has been recorded by the … Continue reading
Shawn Clement is an award-winning film composer who is also known for his work in television and video games. Clement’s scores are energetic, compelling and almost always dramatic – with dynamics that are not usually heard in live performance. This … Continue reading
Keren DeBerg’s "Gone" is a striking collection of poignant pop-rock songs about hard endings and new beginnings. Keren’s pleasing voice cloaks real heartache with a mix of defiance and mystery as she closes one chapter and starts another. "Gone" showcases … Continue reading
Jerry Livingston was one of the great American songwriters of the 20th century. His son, Dennis Livingston, recounts his father’s career from New York City’s Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood. Artists from Ella Fitzgerald and Sara Vaughn to Frank Sinatra … Continue reading